Saturday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 22, 2018
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
Call for Proposals
WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.
A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections to be held May 19-22, 2018.
A small (no more than 85 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.
WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. We may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels.
Topics we and/or last year’s attendees think would be great include:
Technology in acquisitions
Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections (e.g., hiring practices, developing / promoting staff from within, how we as libraries can influence what gets published in terms of diversity, etc.)
Evaluating your existing collections for diversity
Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)
Negotiation skills and how to use them
Ethics in acquisitions
Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.) Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
Impacts of Open Access and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development
Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians
Small academic library or public library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development
Print today: what are the collection management issues?
Trends and issues in licensing
Collection development beyond DDA/PDA, approval plans, etc.
The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2017.
Submission proposal form: http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018-call-for-proposals/
Mon 9/18/17: Call for proposals announced
Sun 12/31/17: Proposals due
Wed 1/17/18: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified
Fri 1/19/18: Presenters confirm commitment to present
Mon 2/5/18: Registration opens
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is
Lindsay Cronk, University of Rochester;
Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;
Stacey Devine, Library of Congress;
Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University;
Kim Maxwell, MIT;
Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; and
Scott Alan Smith, Librarian at Large